“It’s been a real pleasure to revisit this album, open up all the multitracks and completely remix the material. Actually, two of the more understated tracks remain nearly the same – namely the Mark King jam and the solo keyboard piece – but aside from those it’s all a very different affair to what you know on our first edition. You’ll even experience a little more of our (initially quite abbreviated) Robin Trower jam!
In addition to all concerning the general tracks, we’re including four bonus selections at the end, which are essentially rough, “in progress” / freshly performed mixes of certain pieces right from the respective various studio sessions. You’ll find a great alternative violin solo on “Between The Sheets Of Music” from Jerry Goodman there, From Volume 2 you’ll hear the origins of my piece with Wayne Krantz… before Wayne himself turned his muse to it. Also the Allan Holdsworth track “Fred” in it’s raw form before any guitar fixes (complete with a little pre-track improv warm up from us all) and the Mike Stern track (also in it’s raw form) as it was before I later compositionally developed it.
Lastly, you’ll find a selection of previously unpublished photographs inside the new cover artwork taken during the various recording sessions depicting Allan, Jimmy Johnson, Steve Topping, John McLaughlin, Robin Trower and others at work.
I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy this all-new sounding “Special Remix Edition of Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1.”
Format: CD Cat No.: ABLX 046 Barcode: 700261408408
Allan Holdsworth (Guitar), Gary Husband (Keyboards / Drums), Jerry Goodman (Violin) and John McLaughlin (Guitar). .
01. Leave ’em on 02. Bedford falls 03. Between the sheets of music 04. Yesternow – preview 05. Afterglow 06. Dreams in blue 07. Ternberg jam 08. Moon song 09. Swell 10. The maverick 11. Boulevard baloneyo 12. Alverstone jam
Recorded at Conway Recorders (Los Angeles), Eastcote Studios (London), Red Vine Studios (Austria), Mediastarz Studio (Monaco), Red Gate Studio (Kent, New York) and The Summerhouse (Isle of Wight).Mastering at The Blue Studio (London).
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Gary Husband – Dirty and Beautiful Vol.1 (Remixed and Remastered Edition with 4 Bonus Cuts)
"For some, recruiting an all-star cast means nothing more than a budget to support it, but in the case of Gary Husband's Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1, it reflects the many friendships the keyboardist/drummer has built over the years—all clearly happy to help deliver the album that should, by all rights, put him more squarely on the map as a leader in his own right. John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Robin Trower, Level 42...all well-known names in jazz and rock/pop circles; and yet, Husband has never managed the same cachet. ."